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The clash between Warren and Sanders has been a story waiting to happen

January 15, 2020
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
Conflict between Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is a story that has been waiting to happen. What no one expected is that their first clash of the 2020 Democratic president race would come over issues of gender, class and electability.
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As Booker drops out, Iowa polls show same 4 candidates atop Democratic field

January 14, 2020
Lisa Desjardins | The PBS NewsHour
Only three weeks remain before the Iowa caucuses kick off 2020 primary voting, and the volatile race is exposing new rifts in the Democratic field. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders seem to have abandoned a longstanding truce as they jostle with former Vice President Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg at the top of the polls.
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Mike Bloomberg wants to be president, but he also has a fallback plan: Defeat Donald Trump and remake the Democratic Party

January 13, 2020
Michael Scherer | The Washington Post
The thing that makes Bloomberg different is he can knock on all doors at once. Bloomberg is running aggressively to win the Democratic nomination but he is simultaneously building out a general election machine to defeat President Trump, with a new structure — data, field organizing, advertising and policy — that aims to elect Democrats up and down the ballot even if the party’s voters reject the former New York mayor this spring.
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"No decision made" by Pelosi on sending impeachment articles

January 6, 2020
Jonathan Swan, Margaret Talev | Axios
When the House of Representatives returns to work Tuesday, don't expect an immediate announcement by Speaker Nancy Pelosi to send the articles of impeachment to the Senate.
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Democrats sharpen their differences as Iowa caucuses loom

January 2, 2020
Robert Costa, Sean Sullivan, Amy B. Wang | The Washington Post
The Democratic presidential candidates spent the final day of 2019 sharpening their differences as they braced for the final sprint to the Iowa caucuses, with polls showing a fluid and unsettled race five weeks before the first nominating contest.
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Schumer Demands Witnesses Be Called at Senate Impeachment Trial

December 31, 2019
Maggie Haberman, Eric Lipton | The New York Times
The Senate trial of President Trump must include witnesses and documents that answer new questions that have emerged about the roles top White House aides played in blocking the release of $391 million in military aid for Ukraine, Senator Chuck Schumer said Monday.
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Rep. John Lewis diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer

December 30, 2019
Geoff Bennett | NBC News
Georgia Rep. John Lewis, an icon of the civil rights movement, announced Sunday that he’s been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. “I am going to fight it,” he said.
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Bernie Sanders warns against religious bigotry hours after Hasidic Jews are stabbed in N.Y.

December 30, 2019
Robert Costa | The Washington Post
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who had relatives killed by Nazis during the Holocaust, responded Sunday to the latest incident of anti-Semitic terror by wearing a kippah and lifting a blowtorch to light a public menorah on the final night of Hanukkah.
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